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Saturday, July 20, 2024

Downtown Cincinnati - P&G Towers

 Good morning,

I shot this image through the windshield of our car as we were on our way out to lunch with friends.

Here we are approaching downtown Cincinnati on I-71.  Those twin towers are the International Headquarters of Procter and Gamble.  

More images to come from this outing....

 Stay tuned,

Lois

Friday, July 19, 2024

Tiny Pink Rose

 Good morning,

This single tiny pink rose was struggling to bloom out in front of our home.  I used to have 60 rose bushes along the front walk up to the house, but those days are long gone.  This sweet rose bush is one of only a couple of survivors.

Such a pretty shade of pink....

Memories....

Lois

Thursday, July 18, 2024

Bread Day

 Good morning,

The house smells wonderful again.  

It's bread day.

:),

Lois

 


 

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

A Favorite from Long Ago

 Good morning,

Recently, I made a favorite from my childhood.  

That's a Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich.  It's Jif Peanut Butter and my home made bread.

Oh, this was good....

What simple treats do you remember from your childhood?

Lois

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Little Lizards!

 Good morning,

We have little lizards here in Cincinnati now.  They weren't here when I was growing up, or even 45 years ago when we moved to our current home.  This one was spotted at the side of our gold fish pond.

We don't think there are any natural predators to keep the lizard population under control, except for our one year old Labrador Retriever, Lily.  So far, though, the lizards are faster than Lily, but she keeps trying.

Ah, yes, more summer fun!

;),

Lois

Monday, July 15, 2024

Kjell's Smoked Cod

 Good morning,

Here's another summer dinner that hit the spot.

Kjell marinated, then smoked and orange-glazed cod.  I added the rice with locally grown (on our patio) chives and a crispy salad.

So good!

:),

Lois

Sunday, July 14, 2024

Test Candle - Mosquito Zapper

 Good morning,

This was the first test candle I made to see if coffee beans and cloves really keep mosquitos away.  It seems it does work.  I've ordered bulk wax on line and add my own spices.  I researched both coffee and cloves for safety for dogs to breathe.  Coffee is fine for dogs, but cloves are not safe for them so I don't add them to candles that we use inside. 

I made this candle in an old pickle jar.  Now that I know it works, I've made many more so always have one burning whenever we are outside on the patio.

Our 15 year old Labrador Retriever, Erik, takes extra time getting in and out of the patio door so mosquitos take the opportunity to come inside.  Kjell has set up his electric bug zapper in the "library" just inside the door.  Throughout the evening, when we hear the crispy zappy sound,  we all cheer.  One more mosquito that won't be inside to bite us!

Ah, yes, Summer....

;),

Lois